Many of us in the Greater Philadelphia area are waking up to this scene, causing power outages. But that does not mean your SMB office should be down and non-functioning. SkyViewTek offers our small business clients with failover or redundancy solutions, which keep your office up and running despite the outages around you. So if your primary ISP goes down (like Comcast or Verizon FIOS), then there is a backup in place. If your phones go down, they roll over so your team can continue to answer calls from customers.
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A battery backup, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS), is primarily used to provide a backup power source to computers and servers. In addition to acting as a backup when the power goes out, most battery backup devices also act as power “conditioners” by ensuring that the electricity flowing to your computer, server and accessories is free from drops or surges – and, if need be, the computer will shut down in a sequential order. If a computer is not receiving a consistent flow of electricity, damage can and often does occur.
Source: Lifewire – July 11, 2018
A cheap power strip might protect equipment from power surges, but it does nothing to help when the power goes out and your computers and servers come to a halting crash. For that, you’ll want a battery backup, also known as an uninterruptible power supply (or UPS).
In the middle of updating a key document, the power goes out and your computer shuts down without warning. Result is – you lose all your changes to that important document. Has this ever happened to you?
At the bare minimum, you need enough juice in your UPS unit to give your computer system adequate time to shut down properly. That’s the absolute acceptable minimum. If your UPS unit doesn’t have enough juice to provide for the system from the moment the power cuts out until the moment it has successfully shut down, you’re risking damage to the machine and data loss.